Category: World of Business

Don’t Just Represent…Be Aspirationally Representative

Almost any scandal in the business world involves poor oversight from a Board of Directors. For profits should take a page from the non-profit playbook to avoid them.

The Disturbing Implications of Shareholders as Business Conscience

When Shareholders are the last line of defense against bad business behavior, something is profoundly wrong.

Great Reads – Are There Any Good Jobs Left?

Bringing jobs back is one of the current refrains that can be heard from the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He is referring to the jobs that used to support a middle-class way of life in the US; jobs which required a high school diploma, maybe some technical training, and that one job could ...

Your Younger Employees are Frustrated: Here Is Why

Clearly young people are frustrated, and it's not limited to politics. Younger employees who are in the workforce are also frustrated at the biases they face at the office.

Manufacturing is Gone. Programming is Next.

The often-touted solution to manufacturing job loss is more education. But changing every assembler into a programmer is merely delaying the inevitable.

A Pre-Election Day Reminder: Politics in the Workplace

Earlier this year I published a post on why politics and political discussions should be avoided in the workplace. Given that Election Day is tomorrow, I feel that now is a good time for a reminder that this subject should really never be something that is discussed in the office, especially for those of us ...

Do We Really Want To Solve Problems?

Its not that we are unaware that problems exist. It's not that we don't want them solved. The problem, dear readers, is that no one wants to do the hard work required to figure out what is actually causing the problem.

Tech Isn’t Always Right…or Why I Hate ATS

Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) systems are becoming more and more common in the workplace. They are supposed to weed out unqualified candidates and make the hiring process faster and result in better quality hires. But in practice it's a different story.

Amazon’s 30 Hour Failure

A rose-colored glasses view of the 30 hour work week is attractive, I can't help but point out that this experiment is likely to fail. Not because it is likely a PR move which will simply be forgotten as soon as the media cycle spins another round, but because of the reality of the working world.

Symptoms, Not Cause: Wells Fargo’s Fraudulent Accounts

I would argue that 5300 employees all caught doing the same thing at various locations around the company isn't isolated at all. They are a flashing red light of major management problems.